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CEO Newsletter – Autumn 2017

Our latest newsletter from our CEO, Phil Wenger, is here! This issue is chock full of events, preserve news and much more. Click below to read everything going on at the Conservancy. If you want to receive this newsletter in

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6 Reasons to Support the Conservancy During Extraordinary Give

If you’ve ever looked out at the Susquehanna River from the Pinnacle Overlook or taken a hike though Tucquan Glen, you know how beautiful and special the natural lands of Lancaster County are. However, as Lancaster continues to grow and

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Dine On Harvest Moon A Roaring Success

On the night of the Harvest Moon, October 6th, the Lancaster Conservancy’s Dine on Harvest Moon gala raised over $217,000 to support the protection of natural lands in Lancaster County.  Funds will be used to support the Conservancy, but nearly

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Phil’s thoughts on recent events in Harrisburg

Our state budget, passed in June and not funded by the Legislature, has caused severe heart palpitations for the Lancaster County Conservancy, local municipal governments, Lancaster Farmland Trust and other local organizations. The House Republican proposal, introduced earlier this week,

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Legislation Threatens Your Conservancy’s Ability to Save Nature!

The following is a letter from one of our partners, Pennsylvania Land Trust Association. A group of House Republicans have proposed taking “unused” account balances from the the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener), and farmland 

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New Funding Threat to Land Protection- THIS WEEKEND!

Read more about this crucial funding threat and take action this Friday, tomorrow, to let your legislators know what we stand together to protect! Conservation Advocate    

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LCC Annual Report : 2016

Our Annual Report for 2016 has been mailed out, but just in case you’re looking for some nature inspired reading on your tablet, check out our digital version below. LCC Annual Report 2016

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CEO Newsletter – June 2017

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Volunteer workday this Thursday, June 22 from 3-7pm

Volunteer workday this Thursday, June 22 from 3-7pm at Tucquan Glen. RSVP required for participation. Contact Christian at 717.392.7891 x206 to RSVP.

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Susquehanna River Rally Calls for Clean Water

Susquehanna River Rally Calls for Clean Water Organizations join together for upcoming event in Harrisburg  June 13, 2017 – Harrisburg, Pa. – Conservation, recreation and preservation organizations and activists are joining together for a Susquehanna River Rally on Saturday, June

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Thank you to the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center…

“Thank you Lancaster County Career & Technology Center – Brownstown Campus! The Brownstown CTC Construction Class, led by instructor James Smith, built five new kiosks to be placed on various Lancaster County Conservancy preserves for vital visitor information and education.

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Bunting Tract Settles; adds 44 acres to the Steinman Run Preserve

  LANCASTER COUNTY CONSERVANCY ACQUIRES 44 ACRE ADDITION TO STEINMAN RUN NATURE PRESERVE WITHIN THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVERLANDS, LANCASTER COUNTY   MEDIA ADVISORY June 1, 2017 Contact: Philip R. Wenger, President & CEO (717)392-7891 Ext 204 Lancaster, PA – The Lancaster

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Welsh Mountain Parking Lot is closing temporarily on June 22nd!

Please be aware that the Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve parking lot will be closed on Thursday, June 22nd for regrading and only partially opened for the following weekend (Fri. 23 – Mon. 26). The lot will be reopened in its

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House Bill HB218 cuts DCNR funding: Call your Senator NOW!

DCNR The House budget bill (HB218) passed and moved to the State Senate for consideration. We are very concerned with the impact of present provisions on our partners at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and on

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Native Plant Conference – Special discount for LCC Staff, Members and Facebook Followers

Check out the event and if you’re interested, register with the coupon code: LANC2017. Here are a few highlights… Speaker line-up includes:  Dr. Chuck Cannon (The Morton Arboretum), Heather Holm, Rebecca McMackin (Brooklyn Bridge Park), Andrew Moore, William Powell (SUNY),

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Wilton Meadows Volunteer Workday!

WILTON MEADOWS VOLUNTEER WORK DAY Date:   THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017 Time:     3PM-7PM Location:   WILTON MEADOWS NATURE PRESERVE Work Plan:  The Lancaster Conservancy is in the early stages of a sustainable forest resources program at our Wilton Meadows Nature Preserve.  Part

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Take a (New) Hike! The Lancaster Conservancy Staff share their favorites…

Brandon Tennis-Director of Stewardship The best places can only be gotten to by foot! The southern 10 miles of the Conestoga Trail shows off some of the most spectacular scenery in Lancaster County with sweeping views of the Susquehanna River

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April CEO Newsletter-2017

      

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Water, Willows, and Warblers: The role of riparian corridors in sustaining migratory birds in Lancaster County

Seventy-five percent of birds use a streamside buffer (riparian corridor) at some point in their lives.  Warblers and other neo-tropical migrants in particular rely on these corridors on their travels through the Atlantic Flyway and Susquehanna River watershed.  Trees like

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Earth Day Fun!

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Tucquan Glen/ Pyfer Nature Preserve Parking Lot has re-opened!

The parking lot has re-opened…and just in time for a fair weather weekend! Check out our new fence AND an opportunity to help us out by removing invasive Lesser Celandine and Garlic Mustard when you’re on the preserve; reach out

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PA Master Naturalist – Press Release

Apply Now for Fall 2017 Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Training Course in Berks County In the fall of 2017, Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is partnering with Berks Nature in Reading, PA to prepare citizens to become volunteer leaders in their communities through

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PALTA is coming to Lancaster May 4th – May 6th

Statewide Land & Water Conservation Conference Comes to Lancaster Conservation experts from across the state and beyond will descend on Lancaster for the  2017 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference which will be held May 4-6 at the Doubletree Resort by Hilton.

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Interpretive Ranger Position

Nature Preserve Interpretive Ranger: job announcement The Lancaster County Conservancy is seeking a seasonal part-time (bi-weekly, Friday – Sunday + holidays, April 21st – Oct. 1st) Interpretive Ranger to patrol several popular preserves, reinforce preserve rules and regulations, clean-up trash,

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Upcoming Preserve Work Days

Climbers Run Work Days: (Lydia Martin/Dave Myer/Greg Wilson – Donegal Trout Unlimited) Wed-Fri, April 26-29 Prep for Pennsylvania Land Trust Association Conference (PALTA) Fishing Creek – Drumore Township Park: (Greg Wilson – Donegal Trout Unlimited) Saturday, March 25, 2017 9-Noon

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Nature Hike at Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve

Spring means it’s Nature Hike time at Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve! Join us as we learn more about what this preserve is known far and wide for…Wildflowers! Shenks Ferry Nature Hike

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Scouts and Climbers Run – A great combination!

An Eagle Scout & His Troop Make Lasting Impressions at Climbers Run Brandon Prouse and Troop 393 thrive on action. Camping, hiking, and cooking s’mores over the fire; experiencing nature at Climbers Run Preserve is a recipe for fun and

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WQVC Stream Invertebrates Workshop

     

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Shenks Ferry – A Springtime Destination

Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve…At A Glance Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve is: 84 acres Secondary growth woodland consisting of sugar maples, American beech and mixed hardwood species A Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Area Home to over 100 spring wildflower species! Home to

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Suburban Landscape Workshop

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Office Volunteer Opportunity

Office Volunteer The Lancaster County Conservancy is seeking a volunteer to assist in our office to perform a variety of administrative tasks one day a week for a minimum of 2 hours. Key Responsibilities: Answering phones Making phone calls Shredding

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February 2017 CEO Newsletter

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Job Opportunity

Land Steward (PT seasonal) The Lancaster County Conservancy is seeking an outgoing individual who is interested in building toward a green-collar career. The Land Steward should be engaged in at least one of the following subject areas: natural resource management,

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